HB2838: Transportation infrastructure; VDOT to submit biennial report on maintenance and operation thereof.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2838
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled January 10, 2007
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 33.1-13.02, relating to a biennial report by the Department of Transportation on maintaining and operating existing transportation infrastructure.

Patrons-- Amundson, Bowling, Brink, Dance, Ebbin, Miller, P.J., Scott, J.M. and Watts

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 33.1-13.02 as follows:

§ 33.1-13.02. Biennial report on maintaining and operating existing transportation infrastructure.

No later than September 15 of each odd-numbered year, the Virginia Department of Transportation shall submit to the Governor, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, and the Commonwealth Transportation Board a report on the condition of and needs for maintaining and operating the existing transportation infrastructure in the Commonwealth for all asset management and maintenance, based on an asset management methodology. Such methodology shall, in accordance with generally accepted engineering principles and business practices, identify and prioritize maintenance and operations needs, including those for pavement, technology, bridges and other structures, pipes and draining, and congestion management and reduction. Reports shall include the performance standards to be used to determine those needs and an estimate, for the upcoming two fiscal years, of the budget required to meet them.